Steve Thompson joins us for episode 100! Steve discusses his early days, how he got into production, working with Guns n’ Roses, Metallica, Dokken, Cinderella and many more. He also plays us some clips of his newer music.
This week Tony Platt discusses his life and career. From his early days in the studio to engineering such albums as AC/DC’s Back in Black and Flick of the Switch. He shares the story of being with Mutt Lange when they heard that Bon Scott died, to working on Foreigner 4, and his experiences working with Cheap Trick and Buddy Guy.
I also talk about the Rock n Pod Expo fundraiser. Learn more at https://www.gofundme.com/rocknpodexpo
Jay Messina (and guest co-host BJ Kramp from the Rock and/or Roll Podcast) join us to discuss his life and career. From how he got started, to working with such acts as KISS, Aerosmith, Slash and George Benson.
After a long hiatus, we return with an extended interview with Micajah Ryan. We discuss how he got into the business, and he shares his experiences working on Guns ‘N Roses “Appetite For Destruction” and “Lies”. As well as Megadeth’s “Rust In Peace” and “Countdown To Extinction”, Bob Dylan’s “Good As I Been To You” and “World Gone Wrong” and even Was Not Was’s “Walk The Dinosaur”.
Tom Size passed away on October 30, 2016. This interview took place on January 16th, 2016, and is re-aired in tribute to Tom.
Recording Engineer/Mixer Tom Size joins us this week to talk about his life and career. He discusses his path into production and covers some of his key projects such as Aerosmith’s Done With Mirrors, Sammy Hagar’s VOA, David Lee Roth’s Eat ‘Em and Smile, and the numerous cd’s he’s worked on for Mr. Big – including solo albums by Eric Martin and Paul Gilbert. He also discusses the new live DVD’s by Eric Martin (newly released in Japan) and Mr. Big (release date TBA).
Howard Benson discusses how he turned a Materials Engineering degree into a career as a record producer. Starting in the tail end of the hair metal era where he worked with bands such as Bang Tango, Tuff, SouthGang, and Pretty Boy Floyd, he moved on to heavier bands such as Motörhead and Sepultura in the 90’s, and then hit big in the 2000’s with P.O.D., Daughtry, and Kelly Clarkson.
Dave Wittman discusses his career as a Recording Engineer. From meeting Jimi Hendrix as a teenager, and his first job with Eddie Kramer, to working in the studio with KISS (and the Van Halen demos with Gene Simmons), Peter Frampton, Foreigner, Billy Idol and much, much more. He also discusses the change in the music industry with Grunge, and his work with Trans-Siberian Orchestra both in studio and on the road. This episode features guest co-host Greg Renoff – author of the new book Van Halen Rising.
Dave Jerden discusses his life and career. From his early days to working with Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock, Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones. He also discusses the creation of the Alice In Chains sound, his work with Anthrax, and the lost album by Violets Demise with Rowan Robertson and Oni Logan. He shares why he stopped making records for many years, and what brought him back.
Wyn Davis walks us through his career, from his early days in production, to working with Dokken, Dio and Foreigner. We learn how he became Ronnie James Dio’s favorite recording engineer, and shares his experiences working with Heaven & Hell.